I got some new books, including a review copy of the new Star Wars book being released in March.
- Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne
I read an advanced review copy of this book and I have to say that I really enjoyed it. I thought Tarkin was more enjoyable, overall, but Heir to the Jedi had a really interesting perspective (especially that it took placr shortly after A New Hope).
- The Invention of the Park: From the Garden of Eden to Disney’s Magic Kingdom by Karen R. Jones & John Wills
Just saw this one on Amazon and thought it looked interesting. From the blurb: The Invention of the Park explores our fascination with making parks. In a broad-ranging environmental and social history, authors Karen Jones and John Wills search for a common set of ideas that inform park design. From Greek philosophers wandering sacred groves in the ancient world to today’s kids watching Mickey Mouse in Disney’s Magic Kingdom, the park has inspired and thrilled in equal measure.
- Turning Point, 1997-2008 by Hayao Miyazaki
This is a book of essay, interviews and articles about/from Miyazaki looking at his art and career. It looks very exciting.